Virtual Orienteering Courses

MapRun phone app

MapRun phone app

Last updated: Sun 16 Jan 2022

It may be called “virtual”, but there’s nothing virtual about the terrain, the exercise and the navigation … using your smartphone (or alternatively your Garmin smart watch), MapRun offers a new dimension of socially distanced orienteering while still giving a challenge. All you need to do is to load the free app, choose a course, get there and start!

View all our virtual courses on a map

MapRunF for your Android or iPhone.
Uses the GPS on your phone, starts timing you when you pass the Start control, registers any controls passed, stopping when you reach the Finish control and automatically uploads your results. There aren’t any traditional physical controls present. The app doesn’t give you any Control Descriptions so it’s recommended that you download and print a paper copy of the map which should have Control Descriptions included. In any case there is a tolerance built in so you don’t have to be on top of the control for it to register.

MapRunG for your compatible Garmin smart watch means you don’t need to take your smart phone with you (but it does need to be linked with it).
More info / MVOC’s video

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MapRun Courses Available portal – MapRun courses within 20 mile radius of Guildford (also possible to adjust the search parameters) – automatically updated with any new MapRun courses

British Orienteering list/map of all Permanent Virtual Orienteering Courses in the South East region (also possible to adjust the search parameters)

map below shows courses from GO, SN, MV, BADO @ Dec 2020

Guildford Orienteers – 8 Map Run locations:

Southern Navigators – 5 MapRun locations

BADO – 15 MapRun locations

Mole Valley – 8 MapRun locations

South Downs – 20 MapRun locations

TVOC – 6 MapRun locations